Helm are a grassroots specialist youthwork provider. We have worked inclusively in Dundee for over 30 years, enabling over 200 young people every year to make the best possible transition to adult life.
What do Helm students achieve ?
Over 70% of all our students move on to either work, apprenticeships or college. Every single student works as an individual, focusing on their interests, and is supported by their own keyworker. Students find out what their own strengths and passions are, make friends, and grow naturally in confidence and self-esteem. All students have access to support with anything they need to ensure they have the best possible chance to make the most of their time with us, including housing, health, relationships, emotional issues and specific learning support.
We have friendly very experienced staff and great facilities, including a purpose built gym, a beauty salon, a catering kitchen and café area, our own training garage, an allotment, large airy teaching and leisure spaces, and smart TVs. We have a partnership with the Botanic Gardens team, work closely with the uniformed services, and offer regular in house sessions with many other specialist instructors who also run their own businesses in fitness, beauty and landscaping.
What's on offer?
We offer a huge range of practical skills and activities, offer many visits to employers including state of the art manufacturing facilities, and construction sites, and work with over 50 local employers to provide access to lots of different types of work experience, jobs and apprenticeships. We also have a close relationship with Dundee and Angus college, and we support many of our students to go on to college, which opens doors to all kinds of opportunities.